Docent - intern

 
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Docent - intern Caltech is a world-renowned science and engineering institute that marshals some of the world’s brightest minds and most innovative tools to address fundamental scientific questions. We thrive on finding and cultivating talented people who are passionate about what they do. Join us and be a part of the diverse Caltech community. Job Summary LIGO Laboratory (the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-wave Observatory) seeks a highly motivated Docent to join its team. This is an internship. This position is located in Richland, WA. LIGO Laboratory is a National Science Foundation major facility dedicated to observing the newly discovered gravitational-wave universe. Jointly operated by the California Institute of Technology and Massachusetts Institute of Technology, the LIGO Laboratory operates world-leading observatories near Richland, WA and Baton Rouge, LA as well as R &D centers on the Caltech and MIT campuses. The LIGO Laboratory’s mission spans a broad and vibrant array of activities related to gravitational-wave physics and astronomy, including detector operations, R &D toward detector improvements, gravitational-wave astrophysics, observatory operations, and education and public outreach. For more information, please visit the Laboratory website at ?url=www.ligo.caltech.edu&module=jobs&id=2271773" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">www.ligo.caltech.edu . Life at LIGO Hanford Observatory as a Caltech Employee LIGO’s observatory in the shrub-steppe of Eastern Washington is an approximately 20-minute commute from Richland, WA., where it is located on the edge of the Department of Energy Hanford Site. Caltech employs a staff of 49 at the Hanford observatory. Caltech has an extraordinary science impact across many fields. Its small size creates a community where innovation and collaboration are the norm. Caltech manages the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) for NASA, the leading US center for the robotic exploration of the Solar System. Caltech also operates large-scale research facilities such as the Palomar and Keck Observatories. Caltech HR diversity page: ?url=https%3A%2F%2Fhr.caltech.edu%2Fcareers%2F2commitment-diversity&module=jobs&id=2271773" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">https://hr.caltech.edu/careers/2commitment-diversity Caltech and LIGO Laboratory’s goal is to build a world-class, diverse workforce and support an inclusive environment that encourages professional development and offers top-notch benefits. Our talented staff, who work at the Caltech campus, or one of our Observatories, come from a variety of fields. Positions include scientists, engineers, information technology staff, outreach professionals, managers, writers, business professionals, and administrative staff. We are deeply committed to encouraging people of all backgrounds to apply for these opportunities. Our experience has demonstrated that the broader the styles, characteristics, backgrounds, and abilities of our staff-in other words, the more diverse our team is-the greater potential we have for success. Caltech is an equal opportunity employer. LIGO Laboratory is committed to being a welcoming place for everyone regardless of race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, age, or veteran status. Essential Job Duties LIGO seeks Outreach Docents to join its team. Docents will work with the outreach staff and local students facilitating growth of their communication, as well as technical, knowledge and skills. Outreach Docents assist EPO staff in leading outreach activities such as field trips, STEM nights, and classroom activities. Schedules are flexible and will take into account other commitments interns may have. Occasional nights and weekends may be required. Basic Qualifications Candidate should be currently enrolled in an undergraduate program for one of the following fields of study: Science, Technology, Engineering, Math, or Education Preferred Qualifications Previous experience working with K-12 students and/or the public. Required Documents Resume Cover Letter
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